Voices: Women In The Chemical Industry

“The Scully Effect” Leads More Women To STEM Careers

Women who watched “The X-Files” regularly were 50% more likely to work in STEM.

By Chemical Processing Staff
Nov 13, 2018

Female fans of the ‘90s sci-fi television series “The X-Files” apparently took the trials of lead character Dana Scully – an FBI agent and medical doctor played by Gillian Anderson – to heart. According to research from the Geena Davis Institute on Gender In Media cited in Fast Company, women who watched the show regularly were 50% more likely to work in STEM, and nearly two-thirds of the women surveyed who work in STEM say that Scully served as a role model.

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